Period
to 2 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 11,998 16,704 23,431
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 11.11% 12.16% 14.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.66% 43.01% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 10,687 15,322 21,971
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,739 £70,000
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +2.27%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 28,797 38,835 50,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 26.66% 28.28% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23,726 32,182 42,873
Median annual salary £53,869 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.61% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £89,000 £86,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 2 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 4,809 £60,000 +3.45% 427
South East +1 2,700 £47,500 +5.56% 368
North of England -1 1,956 £45,000 +5.88% 424
Midlands 0 1,112 £42,500 +6.25% 286
North West -1 1,107 £45,000 +5.88% 237
South West -5 755 £45,000 +5.88% 151
Yorkshire -3 735 £43,000 +1.18% 149
West Midlands +1 677 £45,000 +5.88% 169
East of England -1 655 £45,000 - 138
East Midlands 0 431 £40,500 +1.25% 117
North East -1 115 £40,000 - 38
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 6,168 (51.41%) SQL
2 6,114 (50.96%) C#
3 6,104 (50.88%) .NET
4 4,837 (40.32%) Microsoft
5 4,444 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
6 4,214 (35.12%) Azure
7 3,675 (30.63%) JavaScript
8 3,436 (28.64%) ASP.NET
9 3,065 (25.55%) MVC
10 2,641 (22.01%) Finance
11 2,368 (19.74%) HTML
12 2,348 (19.57%) Windows
13 2,323 (19.36%) AngularJS
14 2,183 (18.19%) CSS
15 2,033 (16.94%) .NET Framework
16 1,972 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
17 1,900 (15.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1,894 (15.79%) T-SQL
19 1,839 (15.33%) AWS
20 1,794 (14.95%) Scrum
21 1,768 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
22 1,760 (14.67%) .NET Core
23 1,743 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 1,695 (14.13%) TDD
25 1,594 (13.29%) Oracle
26 1,580 (13.17%) DevOps
27 1,493 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 1,313 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
29 1,291 (10.76%) Degree
30 1,267 (10.56%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 695 (5.79%) IIS
2 607 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 528 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
4 310 (2.58%) MS Exchange
5 187 (1.56%) CMS
6 167 (1.39%) Apache Spark
7 157 (1.31%) Confluence
8 149 (1.24%) Apache
9 137 (1.14%) Skype for Business
10 126 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 111 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 108 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 100 (0.83%) EPiServer
14 89 (0.74%) Umbraco
15 77 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 66 (0.55%) SAS
17 63 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
18 48 (0.40%) WebSphere
19 45 (0.38%) JBoss
20 43 (0.36%) Drupal
Applications
1 465 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 404 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 89 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 59 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
7 12 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.075%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.067%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.058%) SPSS
11 4 (0.033%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.033%) Camtasia
12 3 (0.025%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.025%) FileZilla
12 3 (0.025%) InDesign
12 3 (0.025%) Windchill
13 2 (0.017%) Adobe XD
13 2 (0.017%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 237 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 23 (0.19%) Salerio
5 21 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.17%) Elite 3E
7 17 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 16 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 15 (0.13%) WebTrends
10 14 (0.12%) Markit EDM
11 13 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 13 (0.11%) Sage 200
12 12 (0.10%) Exchequer
13 11 (0.092%) Endur
14 10 (0.083%) thinkFolio
15 9 (0.075%) Magento
15 9 (0.075%) Raiser's Edge
16 8 (0.067%) GoldMine
16 8 (0.067%) ResourceLink
16 8 (0.067%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4,214 (35.12%) Azure
2 1,839 (15.33%) AWS
3 1,124 (9.37%) Power Platform
4 651 (5.43%) Office 365
5 518 (4.32%) SaaS
6 290 (2.42%) PaaS
7 237 (1.98%) GCP
8 217 (1.81%) Dynamics 365
9 207 (1.73%) IaaS
10 193 (1.61%) Azure Data Factory
11 161 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
11 161 (1.34%) Serverless
12 142 (1.18%) GitHub
13 138 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 73 (0.61%) Amazon S3
15 60 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
16 59 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 56 (0.47%) Azure Functions
18 51 (0.43%) PowerApps
19 40 (0.33%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 362 (3.02%) Firewall
2 344 (2.87%) DNS
3 288 (2.40%) Internet
4 269 (2.24%) TCP/IP
5 263 (2.19%) DHCP
6 262 (2.18%) SAN
7 168 (1.40%) LAN
8 160 (1.33%) VPN
9 152 (1.27%) WAN
10 111 (0.93%) VoIP
11 100 (0.83%) VLAN
12 91 (0.76%) HTTP
13 86 (0.72%) NAS
14 81 (0.68%) Skype
15 57 (0.48%) Intranet
16 55 (0.46%) NetScaler
17 53 (0.44%) SSL
18 41 (0.34%) FTP
19 40 (0.33%) Wireless
20 35 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,743 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1,493 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,267 (10.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1,077 (8.98%) Power BI
5 958 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 942 (7.85%) MySQL
7 914 (7.62%) Relational Database
8 814 (6.78%) MongoDB
9 774 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 710 (5.92%) NoSQL
11 600 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 470 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 467 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
14 454 (3.78%) Data Lake
15 378 (3.15%) SQL Server 2019
16 368 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
17 355 (2.96%) RDBMS
18 332 (2.77%) Big Data
19 312 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 303 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1,219 (10.16%) Git (software)
2 918 (7.65%) Visual Studio
3 609 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 452 (3.77%) JIRA
5 331 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 323 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 299 (2.49%) Selenium
8 279 (2.33%) TeamCity
9 235 (1.96%) NUnit
10 191 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 172 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
12 143 (1.19%) SpecFlow
13 119 (0.99%) Subversion
14 96 (0.80%) Bitbucket
15 95 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 95 (0.79%) WebDriver
16 92 (0.77%) SoapUI
17 85 (0.71%) Jasmine
18 82 (0.68%) Maven
18 82 (0.68%) MSTest
General
1 2,641 (22.01%) Finance
2 513 (4.28%) Retail
3 446 (3.72%) Banking
4 306 (2.55%) Legal
5 299 (2.49%) Games
6 268 (2.23%) Marketing
7 231 (1.93%) Front Office
8 208 (1.73%) Law
9 199 (1.66%) Manufacturing
10 195 (1.63%) Public Sector
11 159 (1.33%) Telecoms
12 135 (1.13%) Back Office
13 103 (0.86%) Advertising
14 79 (0.66%) Automotive
15 77 (0.64%) Investment Banking
16 75 (0.63%) Electronics
17 63 (0.53%) Financial Institution
18 56 (0.47%) Local Government
19 52 (0.43%) Publishing
20 48 (0.40%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6,641 (55.35%) Developer
2 2,861 (23.85%) .NET Developer
3 2,170 (18.09%) C# Developer
4 1,349 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,226 (10.22%) Analyst
6 1,098 (9.15%) Senior Developer
7 1,095 (9.13%) Software Developer
8 879 (7.33%) SQL Developer
9 618 (5.15%) DBA
10 562 (4.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 516 (4.30%) Software Engineer
12 469 (3.91%) Architect
13 459 (3.83%) SQL DBA
14 444 (3.70%) Junior
15 434 (3.62%) Administrator
16 409 (3.41%) Applications Support
17 403 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
18 402 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
19 392 (3.27%) ASP.NET Developer
20 386 (3.22%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6,104 (50.88%) .NET
2 3,436 (28.64%) ASP.NET
3 2,368 (19.74%) HTML
4 2,323 (19.36%) AngularJS
5 2,183 (18.19%) CSS
6 2,033 (16.94%) .NET Framework
7 1,900 (15.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1,768 (14.74%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1,760 (14.67%) .NET Core
10 1,260 (10.50%) Web Services
11 1,244 (10.37%) Entity Framework
11 1,244 (10.37%) React
12 1,149 (9.58%) jQuery
13 852 (7.10%) REST
14 831 (6.93%) Node.js
15 752 (6.27%) XML
16 707 (5.89%) RESTful
17 699 (5.83%) HTML5
18 620 (5.17%) WCF
19 569 (4.74%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,215 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 842 (7.02%) Greenfield Project
3 384 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
4 357 (2.98%) Management Information System
5 303 (2.53%) User Experience
6 295 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
7 277 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 256 (2.13%) Data Centre
9 210 (1.75%) Clustering
10 163 (1.36%) Replication
11 148 (1.23%) Data Structures
12 139 (1.16%) Hedge funds
13 120 (1.00%) Reinsurance
14 96 (0.80%) Algorithms
15 88 (0.73%) Public Cloud
16 84 (0.70%) Private Cloud
17 80 (0.67%) Tandem
18 70 (0.58%) Derivative
19 69 (0.58%) Virtual Team
20 68 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2,348 (19.57%) Windows
2 1,068 (8.90%) Windows Server
3 902 (7.52%) Linux
4 323 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 287 (2.39%) Unix
6 244 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 237 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
8 230 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 194 (1.62%) Android
10 176 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 163 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 120 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
13 63 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (0.46%) Windows 8
15 51 (0.43%) VMS
16 40 (0.33%) Solaris
17 35 (0.29%) CentOS
18 31 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
20 20 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,444 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3,065 (25.55%) MVC
3 1,972 (16.44%) Business Intelligence
4 1,794 (14.95%) Scrum
5 1,695 (14.13%) TDD
6 1,580 (13.17%) DevOps
7 1,313 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
8 1,262 (10.52%) ETL
9 1,096 (9.13%) Software Engineering
10 1,065 (8.88%) Microservices
11 1,041 (8.68%) Analytics
12 920 (7.67%) OO
13 905 (7.54%) BDD
14 888 (7.40%) Continuous Integration
15 870 (7.25%) Web Development
16 737 (6.14%) Web Application Development
17 711 (5.93%) SDLC
18 706 (5.88%) ITIL
19 647 (5.39%) Computer Science
20 646 (5.38%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6,168 (51.41%) SQL
2 6,114 (50.96%) C#
3 3,675 (30.63%) JavaScript
4 1,894 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 978 (8.15%) Python
6 953 (7.94%) PowerShell
7 915 (7.63%) Java
8 711 (5.93%) TypeScript
9 451 (3.76%) VB.NET
10 376 (3.13%) PHP
11 289 (2.41%) VB
12 233 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 223 (1.86%) Ruby
14 201 (1.68%) R
15 199 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 190 (1.58%) VBA
17 169 (1.41%) C++
18 146 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 134 (1.12%) VBScript
20 123 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,291 (10.76%) Degree
2 476 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 367 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 262 (2.18%) Security Cleared
5 177 (1.48%) SC Cleared
6 169 (1.41%) MCSE
7 130 (1.08%) MCSA
8 115 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 90 (0.75%) CCNA
10 81 (0.68%) MCP
11 75 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (0.49%) ISTQB
13 45 (0.38%) ISEB
14 44 (0.37%) MCSD
15 42 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (0.28%) Master's Degree
17 32 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
18 31 (0.26%) CCNP
19 27 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
20 25 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 467 (3.89%) QA
2 238 (1.98%) SLA
3 216 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 143 (1.19%) GDPR
5 123 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 93 (0.78%) GAAP
7 49 (0.41%) PCI DSS
8 29 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.13%) Solvency II
10 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (0.11%) COBIT
12 7 (0.058%) MiFID
12 7 (0.058%) NIST
12 7 (0.058%) PMO
12 7 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.033%) HL7
14 3 (0.025%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.025%) COSO
14 3 (0.025%) GxP
14 3 (0.025%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1,037 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 591 (4.93%) Docker
3 492 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 350 (2.92%) Hyper-V
5 154 (1.28%) vSphere
6 134 (1.12%) XenApp
7 122 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 64 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 42 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 33 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (0.25%) Terminal Server
13 27 (0.23%) HDFS
14 19 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.13%) Firmware
15 16 (0.13%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
17 13 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
18 11 (0.092%) Citrix Hypervisor
19 10 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 395 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 239 (1.99%) SCCM
3 185 (1.54%) Ansible
4 160 (1.33%) Terraform
5 122 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 114 (0.95%) Puppet
7 65 (0.54%) SCOM
8 63 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
9 61 (0.51%) WSUS
10 52 (0.43%) Nagios
11 47 (0.39%) Backup Exec
11 47 (0.39%) Kibana
12 41 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 40 (0.33%) vCenter Server
14 37 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
15 26 (0.22%) Packer
16 21 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
17 20 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
18 18 (0.15%) Grafana
18 18 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4,837 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 1,594 (13.29%) Oracle
3 755 (6.29%) VMware
4 617 (5.14%) Tableau
5 313 (2.61%) Citrix
6 276 (2.30%) SAP
7 237 (1.98%) Google
8 234 (1.95%) Cisco
9 215 (1.79%) Teradata
10 200 (1.67%) Alteryx
10 200 (1.67%) IBM
11 197 (1.64%) HP
12 188 (1.57%) Xamarin
13 187 (1.56%) Cadence
14 185 (1.54%) UiPath
15 181 (1.51%) Blue Prism
16 178 (1.48%) Automation Anywhere
17 142 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
18 115 (0.96%) Veeam
19 110 (0.92%) Dell